Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Prominent aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish. This wine is fragrant and fruity with a dry, zesty finish.
Will develop well for 2 years from vintage date.
An excellent aperitif, and great with delicately flavoured foods.
|Varietal||Sauvignon Blanc – 316D, 316A, 317A and 7A|
|Root stock||R99 and R110|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 2003 and 2005|
|Plant density||2222 – 2500 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 15cm|
|Vintage||A moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.|
|Picking date||4th – 18th February|
|Grape sugar||20.5 – 23 °B|
|Acidity||5.9 – 7.6 g/l|
|pH at harvest||3.3 – 3.35|
|Yeasts||Vin 7, Alchemy 2|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crush, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.|
|Residual Sugar||1.7 g/l|
|Total acid||5.9 g/l|
|Alcohol||13.00 % by volume|
|Maturation Pot||2016 - 2019|
Fragrant aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish.